z8987

I've been looking for a project

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    I've been looking for a project. I've been mostly looking at 4x4 old truck stuff.  The other day a friend of mine asked me to help him move a 1984 veet that he just bought for $500.  When we got there he mentioned there was a 240z there that the guy was also selling.  I looked at the z took a few pictures and today the car is sitting in my garage.  I had no idea my next project car was going to be a z car. I've always loved these cars. I was born in 1960, so the 1970 is just about the time I was starting to see and feel things.  This car was one of my first loves. I've never drove one. This will be the first z I've ever driven.  The man that owned it before me loved it. He drove it for years and then bought the 1984 vet and quit driving the z.  It's been sitting covered for 15 years in his garage.  He passed away and his son wanted the car gone.  No problem.  THe son also turned out to be somebody that recognized me from years ago. Our paths have passed in the past. 

    I got in touch with Carl Beck. I knew very little about the car with the exception of how I fell in love with the car years ago.  Carl provided me with enough information for me to make the decision to invest the $3500 in the car the seller was asking.   

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    The above photo is in my shop today.  

     

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    Check out all the registration year stickers . 

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    The rear brakes are locked up. It will roll, but not very easily.  I'm going to get some atf and spray in their to see if the will release. I'm also going to spray the atf in the cylinders and let it set for a few days.

     

     

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    Don’t know what you paid but I would take it off your hands for what ever it was.


    72 body and block, everything else 71, Tokico springs, Illumina, R180 CLSD, 83 close ratio, 3.90 gears, Ztherapy SUs, BRE 15X7 Libre wheels and BRE front spoiler.

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    What a great deal! and a great Z car! It was waiting for you. I think you will have a lot of fun and found the right project. More pictures too please.

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    Follow your dream, sell this to me, and fund your 4X4 old truck project. 😃

    Seriously.....It is a great find, and a nice looking car from what I have seen in your pic's. 

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    Ok, April Fools isn’t for a couple months!





    Kidding, nice catch.


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    29 minutes ago, hiyabrad said:

    Congrats. That is a great price! Would love to see interior pics.

     

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    I don't like these hub caps.  Is there a nice looking set of rims used in the 70's?  Where can I get them?  Anybody want to buy these rims and tires, or trade for a nice set of rims? 

     

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    I'm passing the win on to a kid that is coming by to look at my jeep. He's going to be way happy.  Pasing it on

     

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    Forget the dash... Are those un-rusted original frame rails?

    Don't drive it like you stole it. You totally stole it. Just don't drive it like that. It'll give it away.   :victorious:

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    25 minutes ago, z8987 said:

    I don't like these hub caps.  Is there a nice looking set of rims used in the 70's?  Where can I get them?  Anybody want to buy these rims and tires, or trade for a nice set of rims? 

    I am interested in the stock wheels, PM me with a price. I have some 14" turbines and slots if that is what you were thinking of for "era" wheels.

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    I’m ready to turn it over now.  My fuel tank is out.  Can I connect a fuel line to the inline fuel filter and drop it in a can of gas?  Bad idea, good?   

     

    Also on the Oil spray bar, can I leave the valve cover off and check the spray?  Or will that be a big mess? 

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    6 hours ago, z8987 said:

    I’m ready to turn it over now.  My fuel tank is out.  Can I connect a fuel line to the inline fuel filter and drop it in a can of gas?  Bad idea, good?   

     

    Also on the Oil spray bar, can I leave the valve cover off and check the spray?  Or will that be a big mess? 

    You can use a remote fuel source. If you have a return line, drop it into the can too or you will have fuel all over the floor.

    You will have oil every where without the valve cover!

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     Charles is correct. You will have oil everywhere when you start it without the valve cover, IF it's not plugged up. But, IMO,  it's a good idea to visually check the spray pattern to be sure the cam is getting oiled.

     I had an oil tube that was gunked up internally and sprayed little oil. It had to be cleaned out with lacquer thinner and the holes cleaned with a torch tip cleaner before it would oil properly.

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    One thing you can do is get it to start for a few seconds to get oil pressure. Cut it off then remove the valve cover, disable the ignition and turn the motor with the starter to verify the oil spray bar flow

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    4 hours ago, Patcon said:

    You can use a remote fuel source. If you have a return line, drop it into the can too or you will have fuel all over the floor.

    You will have oil every where without the valve cover!

    Where is the return. I had no idea there was a return. I can probably figure it out. I”m assuming it’s a line from the engine back to the tank. But why?  What fuel is returned. 

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    On 2/6/2019 at 6:59 PM, Terrapin Z said:

    I am interested in the stock wheels, PM me with a price. I have some 14" turbines and slots if that is what you were thinking of for "era" wheels.

    Sorry. I decided to hold on to them. 

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    I’ve got the newer oil spray bar on it’s way here.   Thanks for all the help.   

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    12 minutes ago, z8987 said:

    Where is the return. I had no idea there was a return. I can probably figure it out. I”m assuming it’s a line from the engine back to the tank. But why?  What fuel is returned. 

    The red arrow points to the supply. The yellow points to the return. When the float bowls are full, the floats block more fuel from coming into the carburetors, so the fuel that the fuel pump is pushing through the line needs to go somewhere. That somewhere is back to the tank via the return line.

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